Eparchial (Diocesan) News

The Sunday of Orthodoxy celebrated in Bitola

The Sunday of Orthodoxy celebrated in Bitola
The Sunday of Orthodoxy celebrated in Bitola
The Sunday of Orthodoxy celebrated in Bitola
The Sunday of Orthodoxy celebrated in Bitola

His Beatitude Jovan, Archbishop of Ohrid and Metropolitan of Skopje, celebrated the Holy hierarchal Liturgy in the stauropegial monastery of St. Joh Chrysostom in Bitola, Macedonia, on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the 5th of March 2017.

At the very end of the Liturgy, in attendance of the celebrating clergy who carried holy relics and the faithful with icons of the feast-days dedicated to the Lord, Mother of God and Church saints in their hands, the Archbishop read the Synodicon of Orthodoxy.

The Sunday of Orthodoxy liturgically celebrated in Novi Sad

The Sunday of Orthodoxy liturgically celebrated in Novi Sad
The Sunday of Orthodoxy liturgically celebrated in Novi Sad
The Sunday of Orthodoxy liturgically celebrated in Novi Sad
The Sunday of Orthodoxy liturgically celebrated in Novi Sad

On the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the 5th of March 2017, His Grace Bishop Irenej of Bachka celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral church of Novi Sad, with the concelebration of the Cathedral brotherhood.

In his arhchpastoral sermon Bishop Irinej said, among other thing: “Every Sunday is a feast-day as a memory of the Christ’s  Resurrection. However, today we have an extra celebration - celebration of an event, and not only of an event, but of an essential message of our faith…” After the pre-ambo prayer a rite of procession with holy icons was celebrated.

Feast day of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop in Novi Pazar

Feast day of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop in Novi Pazar
Feast day of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop in Novi Pazar
Feast day of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop in Novi Pazar
Feast day of Saint Sava, the first Serbian Archbishop in Novi Pazar

In the evening of the feast day of Saint Sava, His Grace Bishop Teodosije of Raska-Prizren attended the Saint Sava Academy in Novi Pazar during which a rich cultural and art program was held with folklore dances. 

Patriarch Kirill meets with Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia in London

In the morning of October 17, 2016, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, while on a pastoral visit to Great Britain, had a working meeting with His Holiness Patriarch Irenaeus of Serbia, in London.

Participating in the meeting were also Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, and Archimandrite Philaret (Bulekov), a DECR vice-chairman. From the side of the Serbian Orthodox Church there were Bishop Dositei of Great Britain and Scandinavia and Bishop Irinej of Eastern America. They discussed the bilateral relations between the Russian and Serbian Orthodox Churches and problems involved in pan-Orthodox dialogue.

Ecumenical Patriarch's historical visit to Croatia

A symposium on New Martyrs to be held in Zagreb. - The Holy Hierarchal Liturgy in Jasenovac. - Consecration of Bishop's Palace in Pakrac.

His All-Holliness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is going to pay a visit to  Zagreb on September 9th, 2016, where he is going to open the Scientific Conference under the theme „New Martyrs: Polyperspective II“, which is going to be held at the Serbian Orthodox Grammar School „Katarina Kantakuzina Brankovic“. During the symposium the most eminent experts for the issues of sufferings of people in XX century will participate: Efraim Zuroff, Director of the „Simon Wiesenthal Center“ in Jerusalem; Ruta Vaganaite from Lithuania, author of the bestseller „Our People“; protopresbyter Aleksander Mazirin from Russia, historians, sociologists, theologians and other experts form Poland, Russia, Republic of Srpska, Romania, Croatia, Israel and Serbia. The working part of the conference will be chaired by His Grace Bishop Jovan of Slavonia.

Patriarch Irinej visited the Serbian community in Guelph

Patriarch Irinej visited the Serbian community in Guelph
Patriarch Irinej visited the Serbian community in Guelph
Patriarch Irinej visited the Serbian community in Guelph
Patriarch Irinej visited the Serbian community in Guelph

On Thursday, February 4, 2016 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej, administrator of the Diocese of Canada, visited the Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church in Guelph.

This parish is one of the newest parishes in the Canadian Diocese. Founded in February 2012 at the 30th Diocesan Assembly and with the blessing of Bishop Georgije. Fr. Jovan Marjanac, the parish priest, welcomed the Serbian Patriarch. Together with their priest and many faithful the many children were there in their traditional folklore dress with pogaca, salt and flowers. The Doxology was served by the local priest, Fr. Jovan, together with Protosindjel Vasilije, the abbot of the Milton Monastery and Protodeacon Damjan Bozic. Bishop Christopher, vicar to His Eminence Sotirios, Metropolitan of Toronto (Greek Orthodox Church), Bishop Mina of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Canada, Bishop Mim of Hamilton, V. Rev. Costas Tsasrudias, parish priest of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Kitchener, V. Rev. Vasilios Petropulos, of the St. George Church in Guelph, V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragomir Ninkovic from Kitchener and V. Rev. Stavrophor Dusan Gnjatic from Waterloo.